The symbol of two clasped hands is an ancient, sentimental design that has historically been associated with fidelity and marriage. Interlocking rings like this one became fashionable in the 16th and 17th centuries in Europe, when they were often used as betrothal rings.
These "Fede" rings (from the Italian, for "trust" or "fidelity") or "Gimmel" rings (meaning "twin") remained popular until well after the Renaissance. These rings are composed of two or three bands riveted together by a tiny pin that allows the separate components to swivel apart and also to come together as one in a symbol of the union of two people. This particular ring is made in the style of the mid-Victorian period. This ring is a size 6.5 and cannot be resized.